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To enhance safety and familiarity with operations, CALSTAR provides a comprehensive training program in aircraft operations to fire departments, law enforcement, first responding agencies in the 911 emergency system, and hospitals throughout California and Northern Nevada. This training includes such subjects as aircraft familiarization and safety, patient preparation for transport, landing zone selection and control, and patient loading requirements. Programs focused on interfacility transports, the utilization of specialty teams, and patient preparation are available to all hospitals. Programs in helicopter operations and management of critically ill/injured patients are provided to EMS ground ambulance responders throughout CALSTAR's area of operations.

For more information on local training, please contact the CALSTAR base in your area.

If you are going to be in a landing/pickup zone, know the safety rules! Download our Landing/Pickup Zone Safety Tips (PDF).

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